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The BC Hockey League (BCHL) announced today an extension of their partnership with software company HeadCheck Health, which will ensure all teams are equipped with their HeadCheck Pro web and app-based concussion management platform.
Since 2017, the BCHL has streamlined all concussion documentation, testing and return-to-play management through HeadCheck. This digital setup keeps all individuals involved in a player’s concussion management informed. The software provides team staff, athletic therapists, physicians and other medical consultants with the ability to collaborate on care in a consistent fashion that is in line with league protocol.
“We are thrilled to extend our longstanding relationship with HeadCheck,” said BCHL Deputy Commissioner Steven Cocker. “Player-safety testing and injury tracking is of the utmost importance as BCHL athletes advance in their hockey careers. We want to ensure our teams’ medical personnel are using a concussion-management platform that provides access to gold-standard tests and analysis tools, such as comparison with a player’s historical test performance.”
“As an athletic therapist, I appreciate HeadCheck’s attention to detail, proactiveness, and their ever-evolving approach to bringing education to the protocols and policies revolving around concussions,” said Janine Kondas, Certified Athletic Therapist for the Victoria Grizzlies. “HeadCheck has been instrumental within many teams to quickly identify and take action on any roadblocks that a player might face, whether they are injured or not.”
“It’s exciting to see our relationship with the BCHL continue and to be part of advancing player health and safety protocols,” said Harrison Brown, CEO of HeadCheck. “The league and team staff have been tremendous to work with and played a big role in evolving our platform.”